Kokomo Grand Floridian

Disney Trivia – Kokomo

Kokomo Grand Floridian

The Grand Floridian Resort

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Disney Trivia post!  I was going through some of the “This Day in Disney History” stuff that I enjoy, and came upon a great piece of trivia that I just had to share with you!  As always, I am joined by my great friend Heidi from Heidi’s Head and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!

The year was 1988…the place was the not-yet-open Grand Floridian Resort and Spa…the trivia tidbit is this:

The video for the Beach Boys’ 1988 hit song “Kokomo” was filmed on the “beach” at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort in Florida. Performing in the video was honorary Beach Boy and Disney fan … actor John Stamos! The resort had not opened when the video was shot and so the band & Stamos were the Grand Floridian’s very first guests!

As soon as I saw this, I knew that it was my trivia for today.  I hope you enjoyed it!  Thanks for stopping by, and please take a moment to click on the rest of the links and read the rest of the trivia posts as well!  Lastly, if you are a blogger, and have a Disney Trivia Tidbit to share, write up a post and enter it in our linky!  Have a great week, everyone!

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Disney Music Monday

#DMM – Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride

Disney Music Monday

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s #DisneyMusicMonday post!  I’m joined by my buddy Tim from Dad for Disney, and each Monday we bring you a special post that helps you get through the blahs that Monday’s can bring to us sometimes.  Well, I don’t want to brag, but I think I have got the PERFECT song to put a smile on your face.  I like this song so much that I’m actually putting two videos of the song in it — so go ahead, hit that play button twice, and enjoy!

I came across this gem from the Disney Modern Classics soundtrack that I bought on iTunes.  Of course, the song Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride is from Lilo & Stitch, and also Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch.  What I love about this song is the upbeat melody, the rhythm that just flows, and the feeling, despite just listening to the song, as if you have been transported out to Hawaii and are on that surfboard yourself!  I hope you enjoy these YouTube videos as much as I do — the first one is the original song as performed by Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu and The Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus.

This next version of the song was performed by the band Jump 5 and is full of energy and pep.  Here is the video:

So tell me, which one did you like better? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today on our #DisneyMusicMonday sing along!

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